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Dancers add imagination in unexpected places

Dancers add imagination in unexpected places | Awesomeness | Scoop.it
'Dancers Among Us' features surprising, whimsical images of dancers gracefully acting out daily activities.

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How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird

How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Famous landmarks like the Arc Du Triumph, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sagrada Familia have been photographed countless times by photographers from around the world, and they are recognizable to most, if not all, of us. But this collection of stunning aerial photographs gives us a bird’s-eye-view of these places, casting them in a totally new light."... (40 photos)

 

For full post, click on title above or here: http://pixtale.net/2013/12/how-our-world-would-look-if-you-were-a-bird/

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Maps of Unborn Human Brains Point to Medical Frontiers - NBC News

Maps of Unborn Human Brains Point to Medical Frontiers - NBC News | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

By Alan Boyle - "A new kind of atlas reveals which genes control the development of which areas of the unborn human brain — and researchers are already studying the atlas' maps to gain new insights into neurological conditions such as autism.
 

"You can use this to understand the roots of developmental disorders," said Ed Lein, an investigator at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science. Lein is the senior author of a report in the journal Nature about the $35 million brain-mapping project.


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Films For Action: Watch the Best Social Change Documentaries Ever Made

Films For Action: Watch the Best Social Change Documentaries Ever Made | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Films For Action is a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world."
(1,500 Free Online Documentaries)
http://www.filmsforaction.org  
 

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30 Photos Of Earth...

30 Photos Of Earth... | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

http://www.tickld.com/x/30-photos-of-earth-that-will-blow-your-mind

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Heart In A Box | Debbie Chesebro, Josh Kurz & Shane Winter

Heart In A Box explores the Organ Care System that revolutionizes heart transplantation by keeping the heart warm and beating during transportation from donor to recipient.


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Teen Invents Flashlight That Could Change The World

Teen Invents Flashlight That Could Change The World | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Ann Makosinski was just another teenager with another science project when she joined her local science fair in Victoria, Canada, last year. Her invention, a flashlight that is powered solely from hand heat, took second place at the competition.


Ann, 16, and her parents, both of whom are HAM radio operators and like to fiddle with electronics, were satisfied with that result.

 

“It’s a very simple project,” said Arthur Makosinski, Ann’s father. “It has four electrical components. Let’s move on and do something different.”

But had Ann left her project in Victoria, situated just 25 miles north of Washington State, the world may have missed out on a light source that doesn’t use batteries, solar power or wind energy.

 

Think about that for a moment: a flashlight that shines for as long as you hold onto it. No more scrambling for and chucking away AA batteries. It could have an immediate impact on more than 1.2 billion people -- one-fifth of the world’s population -- who, according to the World Bank, lack regular access to electricity"...

 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/teen-invents-flashlight-could-change-world-182121097.html

 

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This is Water

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Reaction Call to Action - The Exo Housing Unit

"The Exos are base housing units that make up the foundation of the Reaction housing system. They provide private living and sleeping quarters for a family of four within a climate-controlled environment. An Exo is durable enough to be stored on a long-term basis and flat packs for efficient storage and transportation. Electrical power is delivered via a special connector line that powers each unit's lighting and four wall outlets. The Exo's design allows for numerous configurations to meet any need or deployment condition." For more about the Exo Housing Unit, please visit: http://www.reactionhousing.com/
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Music Timeline

Music Timeline | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

Music Timeline (From 1950 to present day): http://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/

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On Working Out

This video speaks for itself ;)

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This Harvard Prof's Printed Batteries Could Revolutionize Our Gadgets | Wired Design | Wired.com

This Harvard Prof's Printed Batteries Could Revolutionize Our Gadgets | Wired Design | Wired.com | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

By Joseph Flaherty - "If 3-D printers are ever going to live up to their promise as the factories of the future, they’ll need to do more than just pop out plastic doodads. MakerBots can churn out plastic Yoda heads all day long, but even relatively simple electromechanical constructions are still far beyond the capabilities of even the most advanced 3-D printers.
 

It turns out the challenge isn’t so much the machines, but rather what’s put into them. Professor Jennifer Lewis is the head of the Lewis Lab at Harvard and has spent the last couple decades working on a series of smart “inks” that allow designers to create bespoke batteries and electrical contacts using entry-level 3-D printers. “We’re focusing on expanding 3-D printing from form into function,” she says. With enough time and a little luck, designers will be able to 3-D print a robot and watch it walk itself out of the printer."...
For full post, visit: http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/3-d-printing-batteries/?cid=co16232064

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Turning Mobile Phones into 3D-Scanners

More details on: http://cvg.ethz.ch/mobile/

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The Most Intricate Hand Cut Paper Art You Will See Today

The Most Intricate Hand Cut Paper Art You Will See Today | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Rogan Brown is an Anglo-Irish artist that specializes in intricate hand cut paper art sculptures. Currently living in the ‘wilds’ (i.e., in a forest on the side of a mountain) of Southern France, Brown explains:

 

'I look for patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales, from the microscopic to the macroscopic, from individual cells to large scale geological formations.
 
I am inspired in part by the tradition of scientific drawing and model making, and particularly the work of artist-scientists such as Ernst Haeckel. But although my approach involves careful observation and detailed “scientific” preparatory drawings these are always superseded by the work of the imagination; everything has to be refracted through the prism of the imagination, estranged and in some way transformed.'"
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/hand-cut-paper-art-by-rogan-brown/
 

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DoSomething.org

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Best Shift Ever - Waitress Receives Life-Changing Tip - YouTube

http://youtu.be/p2zUf06iy1A

 

"Break is changing the way people look at pranks with its inaugural "Prank it Fwd" week of positive pranks. This waitress is about to have her best shift ever with life-altering tips she receives from her "customers".

 

For the Greater Good: Share this prank to raise money for charity! The more views this video gets, the more money Break donates to http://www.DoSomething.org

 

#PrankItFWD 

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(The Earth): She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite...

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Picture of the Day: The 1920s Selfie

Picture of the Day: The 1920s Selfie | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

THE 1920s SELFIE  Photograph by The Byron Company via The Museum of the City of New York     

"In this fascinating capture from nearly a century ago, we see the photographers of the Byron Company getting together for a portrait on the roof of Marceau’s photography studio in New York City. Holding one side of the camera with his right hand is Joseph Byron, while Ben Falk holds the other side with his left hand. The remaining three people in the photo are Pirie MacDonald, Colonel Marceau and Pop Core.

The photograph was taken in December of 1920 and is one of 23,000 Byron Co. prints digitized on the Museum of the City of New York’s Collection Portal."

 

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Silk-Based Surgical Implants Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones

Silk-Based Surgical Implants Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Medford/Somerville, MA and Boston, MA (Scicasts) – When a person suffers a broken bone, treatment calls for the surgeon to insert screws and plates to help bond the broken sections and enable the fracture to heal. These “fixation devices” are usually made of metal alloys. 

 

But metal devices may have disadvantages: Because they are stiff and unyielding, they can cause stress to underlying bone. They also pose an increased risk of infection and poor wound healing. In some cases, the metal implants must be removed following fracture healing, necessitating a second surgery. Resorbable fixation devices, made of synthetic polymers, avoid some of these problems but may pose a risk of inflammatory reactions and are difficult to implant.
 

Now, using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, a team of investigators from Tufts University School of Engineering and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer improved bone remodelling following injury, but importantly, can also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices"...


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"A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach..." ViralNova

"A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach..." ViralNova | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

..."If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft."
 

"He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.

For Andres, his art is “more about the process and less about the result.”"

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The Known Universe by AMNH

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, ...
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Niels Thomassen's curator insight, April 15, 5:27 AM

beatifull scene with the computer technology they used. it looks very interesting and it gives me rest for a moment. 

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She Begins By Taking A Mysterious Stance On A Huge, Blank Piece of Paper...

She Begins By Taking A Mysterious Stance On A Huge, Blank Piece of Paper... | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"Heather Hansen is a New Orleans-based artist who really puts herself into her work. In her project, "Emptied Gestures," she creates something like you've never seen before."

 

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http://distractify.com/culture/she-sits-on-the-ground-and-begins-to-move-when-shes-done-she-finds-herself-seated-upon-a-hypnotizing-masterpiece/

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Student Performs Breathtaking Tribute to Her Teacher - Maddy Lopez Honoring Art Teacher, Lew Hubbard

Student Performs Breathtaking Tribute to Her Teacher - Maddy Lopez Honoring Art Teacher, Lew Hubbard | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

Full story at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenzo-shibata/student-paints-art-teacher-after-death_b_4467620.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Straight No Chaser - 12 Days - YouTube

Fabulous creative rendition of Twelve Days:)
 http://youtu.be/2Fe11OlMiz8

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Awesomeness | Scoop.it

"These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends."

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SAN FRANCISCO: Empathy triggered in little boy's superhero story

SAN FRANCISCO: Empathy triggered in little boy's superhero story | Awesomeness | Scoop.it
Empathy triggered in little boy's superhero story

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